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Thread: The new Upflow Algae Scrubber (UAS)

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    Collector UAS...


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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaMonica View Post
    Collector UAS...

    doesn't it the bubbles will be too slow & tend to stick on the screen with this set up? will it have the same effect then if yes, compare using the air pump?

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    You can control how many bubbles by how high above the water you place the overflow hose. Also, you can use a venturi.

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    Hello everyone, what do you think about this UAS sump design ?

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    The two holes on the left are there for 1.5" bulkhead fitting for the water comming from the display tank

    The main intention on this design is to have dry compartments for placing the UAS lamps, the bubble collector will have a lid with small holes for vent, after the bubble collector that compartment is for liverock rubble, then bubble trap and pump compartment.

    Let me have your thoughts on this

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    Probably want to reverse the bubble remover... under over under.

    Also might want to test the overflow to see how many bubbles you get at that depth.

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    Why would you do that? Almost every sump design I have seen has it up-down-up. If you have the first one down, you get no surface skimming before the baffle and you end up with a layer of scum.

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    Because for bubbles it works better; the bubbles stay at the top. Otherwise, if you are going to let the bubbles (and scum etc) spill over the first part, why have a first part.

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    Weres this months release?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acorral View Post
    Water level is way to high for me.. i would lower the baffles and uas area so you have space for any back syphon that may occurr

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    Going to be 2 months instead of 1.

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